The mint hideout

I’m slowly working my way through the poppies…. breaks my heart to chop them down when there are still so many buds on them. However, I vowed I wouldn’t let them take over too much space after the tomato fail last year.

So, out I went with secateurs in hand and wished I hadn’t. A flock of sparrows was feeding on lupin seeds but flew off at my appearance. I waited a while inside to see if they would come back but they are probably shier than the pigeons and blackbirds.

I wasn’t able to get a photo of the male blackbird who was perching in the mint


not only whilst the sparrows were feeding but also after they had gone. I’m not sure what he was doing there but I am glad he didn’t feel the need to rush off.

Incidentally, this male bird has a touch of what I would describe as grey. Curious, I looked up to see if this was possible and was saddened to see that his colouring is probably due to some other cause. However, he certainly does look distinguished!

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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3 Responses to The mint hideout

  1. Things are looking lush, Helen. I’m sorry to hear about the distressed sparrow. I hope he’ll spring back from whatever ails him.

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